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Racism in heavy rotation

A while back I discussed the HUD/Ad Council commercial that uses racism to show that racism is bad. I just saw this TV commercial on both CNN and MSNBC.

In the commercial, an actor makes calls about an apartment for rent. He uses various ethnic voices; after each he's told the apartment has been rented. Only when he uses his WASP voice does he find out the apartment is available.

In other words, our government is spending money to convince people that only WASPs are the perpetrators and beneficiaries of racism. In other words, our government is using our money to show us how one ethnic group is bad.

My attempts to draw attention to this commercial have so far failed, but maybe now that more people are seeing it someone might get interested in doing something about this.

MultiCultiCult · Thu, 04/08/2004 - 15:43 · Importance: 1